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  • Nov 20- Data analytics software maker Splunk Inc reported a better-than-expected 48 percent jump in quarterly revenue as it added more customers. Splunk, which uses a Google- like interface that makes it easy to search and navigate a company's database, said revenue rose to $116 million from $78.6 million in the third quarter ended Oct. 31. Splunk said net loss...

  • LONDON, Nov 20- Square, a mobile payments firm founded by Jack Dorsey, one of the creators of Twitter, is rolling out software worldwide that allows businesses to track sales, inventories and other data on smartphones and tablets. Square Register, which is available on Google's Android and on Apple platforms, is a mobile application that shops and other business...

  • Nov 20- GoDaddy Inc is planning an initial public offering early next year that would value the world's biggest provider of web addresses at roughly $4.5 billion, the New York Post said. GoDaddy, backed by KKR& Co and Silver Lake Management LLC, first filed to go public in June. Chief financial officer, Scott Wagner, met with analysts last week to give an update on the...

  • Thanksgiving getaway: 46.3 million to hit the road Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The good news for Thanksgiving travelers: the price of gas is at five-year lows. AAA says the average retail price for gasoline is $2.85 per gallon, 43 cents cheaper than Thanksgiving Day last year. With the average car getting 18.5 miles per gallon, that means a family driving 300 miles will save $6.97 in fuel this holiday.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 19- Yahoo Inc struck a deal with Firefox maker Mozilla Corp to replace Google Inc as the default search engine on the Firefox Web browser in the United States, a move that Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer said will help boost its flagging search market share. The deal between the two companies will start in December and is set to last five years,...

  • Yahoo replaces Google as Firefox's default search Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 5:30 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Yahoo will supplant Google's search engine on Firefox's Web browser in the U.S., signaling Yahoo's resolve to regain some of the ground that it has lost in the most lucrative part of the Internet's ad market. Google's current contract with Mozilla expires at the end of this month, opening an opportunity for Yahoo to pounce. Yahoo is hoping to impress...

  • Nov 19- Yahoo Inc said on Wednesday it struck a deal to be the default search engine on the Firefox web browser on desktop PCs and mobile devices in the United States, replacing market leader Google Inc.. The deal between Yahoo and Firefox maker Mozilla Corp will start in December and is set to last five years, Yahoo said. It was not immediately clear how the agreement...

  • Google to launch its app store in China - The Information Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 5:15 PM ET

    Nov 19- Google Inc plans to launch Google Play app store in China, The Information news website said, citing several people familiar with the matter. Some of Google's web services remain blocked in China and the features will not be available in the foreseeable future, the report said. Google is reportedly looking to launch in collaboration with a partner.

  • Dish's big spectrum bet sends stock into orbit Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 4:44 PM ET
    Charles Ergen

    Shares of satellite television operator Dish soared thanks to a big bet on wireless spectrum.

  • Apple to offer Beats music service in iPhone, iPad - FT Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 3:09 PM ET

    Nov 19- Apple Inc will bundle the subscription music service it bought from Beats into its iOS operating system early next year, the Financial Times reported. Google Inc said last week that YouTube is rolling out a long-awaited paid monthly music subscription service called YouTube Music Key. Apple, which bought music streaming and audio equipment company...

  • Self-driving cars: safer, but what of their morals Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 12:26 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— A large truck speeding in the opposite direction suddenly veers into your lane. Jerk the wheel left and smash into a bicyclist? Swerve right toward a family on foot?

  • Ethical sins in Silicon Valley? Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 10:33 AM ET

    Ethical issues come to light in Silicon Valley after ride-sharing app found itself in hot water on privacy concerns.

  • The rise of the young social entrepreneur Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 9:48 AM ET
    Ankur Jain of the Kairos Society at the New York Stock Exchange

    Young entrepreneurs equipped with technology are developing products and services to help humanity—and are making big inroads globally.

  • When Google & Facebook enter telecom race     Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 9:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Jim Cramer and David Faber discuss the potential entrance of Google and Facebook into the telecom space and when they will compete on the broadband front. Also, Faber provides insight to the move higher in Dish Network shares.

  • YOUR MONEY-How to beat newly hot real estate markets Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Nov 19- How much house will $2 million get you in the United States these days? Or, you could get just one modest ranch house in Los Altos, California, the most expensive real estate market in the country, according to a new survey by Coldwell Banker. Los Altos is in the middle of the action, surrounded by the corporate headquarters for Google, Facebook and dozens...

  • Nov 19- Cloud security software maker CipherCloud said it raised $50 million financing from Transamerica Ventures, Delta Partners, and existing investors Andreessen Horowitz and T-Ventures. The company's products enable users to secure data by encryption across multiple cloud applications such as Salesforce.com Inc, Google Inc's Gmail and Microsoft...

  • China blocks websites as Internet meeting begins Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 7:03 AM ET

    BEIJING— Chinese censors have newly blocked access to several popular websites as they target content delivery networks that serve much of the Internet, according to a U.S. The action comes as China hosts the World Internet Conference, which brings together many of the world's top technology companies. EdgeCast, an affiliate of Verizon, says censors have taken...

  • BUDAPEST, Nov 19- U.S.-Hungarian company Prezi.com, which makes online tools for creating presentations, has raised $57 million in financing from U.S. venture capital firm Spectrum capital and existing investor Accel Partners. Prezi CEO Peter Arvai told Reuters in an interview that the company, which he started five years ago in Hungary and now has 50 million...

  • WUZHEN, China, Nov 19- Chinese officials called on Wednesday for controls on the Internet to preserve stability, saying its model for cyberspace regulation can be the framework for spawning commercial successes like Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. "This place is crowded with tourists, who are perfectly orderly, and cyberspace should also be free and open, with rules...

  • A virtual world for your real stock portfolio Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    Will a virtual visualization make a real difference in the way you manage your portfolio? That's what Fidelity Investments is betting on.